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Elijah Name Information

Gender 🧑 Boy
Pronunciation 📣 \e-li-jah\
Number in U.S 👶 309,000
Rate in 2021 7
Numerology 🔢 9
Name origin 🌍 Hebrew

Elijah Name Meaning

The name Elijah meanings and origins

The name “ Elijah “ is a common name that has been used mostly in English speaking countries

The name Elijah delivered from the Old Testament of the Bible, and it comes from a Hebrew phrase meaning “Jehovah is my God.” The original, biblical Elijah was a prophet known for defending the worship of God. The prophet Elijah is respectfull by Jews, Christians, and Muslims alike.

The name Elias is another versian of theElijah name , in Greek and Latin editions of the Bible Elias is the name wich given to the prophet Elijah 

A interesting point for this name is the "EL" part of this name , in Hebrew word El wich means God comes at the first part or the last part of the names such as ,  Elisha and Eliezer, and at the end of Daniel, Gabriel, Michael, Samuel, etc.

Actually this name is more common for boys. If you are considering this name as your baby girl’s name, do not let the gender separation change your opinion about the decision for the name selection process.

Popularity of the name Elijah

If you are considering the name “ Elijah “, you should note that this name is not a well known name in Maryland based on the data by American reliable researches in the United states of  America in the year 1942. For instance, imagine that about 5 newborn baby boys were given the name “ Elijah “ in the year 1942.

Also a total of about 249 newborn babies bear the same first name as your baby during the year 1942 in the United states of America. From the year 1880 to the year 2017, the highest recorded use of the name “ Elijah “ is related to the year 2011 with a total of 13000 newborn babies.

Since the year 1880, the name “ Elijah “ was recorded 290000 times in the SSA public database. In the year 1880, the name “ Elijah “ appeared for the first time. This name were given to about 100 newborn babies in the year 1880. This name became a common one in the year 1995 with a rank of 93 nationwide and was registered 3900 times as a baby boy’s name. The name “ Elijah “ became more common in the state of Indiana in the hear 2010. The feminine name ranked 1 with only near 400 newborn baby boys in the year 2016 in the state of California with 1500 baby boys.

Personality of the name Elijah

Here we have the letter analysis of the name “ Elijah “

E is for enrich, a quality you share

L is for love, everlasting

I is for ignite, the fire in you

J is for joyful, the spirit you spread

A is for accord, the harmony you spread

H is for something like happiness, you always bring

If you are considering a nickname for you baby named “ Elijah “, you can select the reversed form of this name. The reversed form of the name “ Elijah “ can be “ Hejile “, that’s interesting and also related to the main form of the name.

If you are named “ Elijah “, your lucky names can be “ Red “, “ pink “, “ crimson “ and any other shades of red. The lucky days of your name can be “ Monday “ and “ Friday “.


Famous people named Elijah

Elijah Abel who is an American pastor

Elijah Abina who is a Nigerian pastor

Elijah Amoo Addi who is a Ghanaian chef

Elijah Adebayo who is an English footballer


Names starting with the letter “ E “

Eden, Earl, Elizabeth and Eddie


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3/5/2023 5:53:16 AM

This name is pronounced ASH-AH, but can be mispronounced as AK-SAH

2/23/2023 5:46:50 AM

I am due 4-24-08 and will name my son Kendall Elijah - I knew I wanted his middle name to be Biblical and was torn between Emmanuel and Elijah but in the end everyone I knew loved the name Elijah. It also means the Lord is my God and my son will be blessed to have that name...

2/10/2023 6:00:50 PM

i choose to name my sons middle name elijah because its has such a strong meanning! his first name is actualy going to be king witch means a surname comming from a royal household in other words royalty:)

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1/19/2023 2:04:30 PM

Great taste to give this name. Strong and meaningful. Thumb way up!

12/26/2022 8:10:30 AM

I love the name Elijah my crushes name is elijah!!

12/8/2022 1:59:12 AM

We named our son Ethan Alexander, its a great name but very popular in our area. Our daughter has an unusual name, Talia, and I wish we had picked something a bit less common for our son.

11/29/2022 2:54:34 PM

I do meet people with whom we share the'same name and i feel great ....So awesome

11/14/2022 10:32:12 PM

i named my oldest son elijah. he's 5 and everyone seems to love his name. even though everyone shortens it and calls him eli.

10/20/2022 11:53:06 PM

Our eldest son's name is Elijah. When he was first born some in the family looked at us funny when told the name, but everyon we meet loves it!! Luckily no one has tried to shorten it to Eli yet.

10/16/2022 4:58:28 AM

im pregnant now n i think this would be a great name for my son...

8/22/2022 5:40:30 AM

I am planning on probably using Elijah in the future for my little boy's middle name. It flows so pretty with other names and I would like to give my little boy a Biblical middle name.

7/17/2022 5:54:54 AM

My husband says it is a bit 'religious' with too many biblical connotations, but I like it.

6/2/2022 11:42:18 AM

It has a soft, unique sound... I like it and would consider it for a child. The only thing I dislike is the nickname Eli.

5/15/2022 6:20:06 AM

Elijah is my favorite boys name and i love Eli for short. i am going to name my first son Elijah

4/24/2022 4:20:24 AM

my brother name is elijah,it is such a nice name for those christians out there jahova is god not jesus

1/29/2022 6:38:06 AM

I love the name Elijah. It has a very appealing sound. When I named my son Elijah it was not common and does sound ethnic. We call him Eli.

11/8/2021 7:16:48 PM

i love this name i want to name my child this if it is a boy but my partener thinks people will call him elisa have any of you seen any one shorten it to make fun of them


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Frequently asked questions

*️⃣ What is the origin of the name Elijah?
The origin of the name Elijah is Hebrew.
*️⃣ What is meaning of name Elijah?
The Lord Is My God
*️⃣ How many people are named Elijah?
Almost 309000 people are named Elijah.
*️⃣ Which names are related to the name Elijah?
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